I spoke at the CII seminar-cum-exhibition inaugural session this morning. The session was held at ITC Sonar Bangla. The exhibition was held at Milan Mela ground nearby.
I talked of the Health City Project by the Burdwan Development Authority (BDA) on a PPP basis. It is being developed on 57 acres of land at Goda Mouza not far from Burdwan town. Bengal CES Infratech is the Private Partner. The Phase I would consist of Trauma Care & Medical Research Centre, Mother & Child Care Centre, Mobile Health Units and related infrastructure. There will be two more phases as well.
I also spoke that Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority (SJDA) had also received request for super speciality hospital, school for paramedics, IVF & Infertility Centre, Neuro Trauma unit etc.
I mentioned about the Health Hub in New Town, Rajarhat around the Tata Medical Centre. HIDCO has also provided land for a Tata Medical Reserach Centre, a cardiology unit, an eko diagnostic clinic, Chittaranjan Cancer Hospital, Sankar Netralaya Eye Hospital, Disha Eye Clinic, Global Hospital for Organ Transplantation and a Nursing College.
Incidentally, Urban Development Department is the Administrative Department for HIDCO, SJDA and BDA along with other bodies.
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In the afternoon, Minister Firhad Hakim and me called upon H.E. the Governor of West Bengal at Raj Bhavan on UD departmental matters. The meeting was in the Governor's study room.